Dakota Meyer: Own the Dash
Medal of Honor Recipient & New York Times Best-Selling Author of Into the Fire, Dakota Meyer, launched the "Own the Dash" campaign—a movement designed to inspire others to take ownership of their lives. As Meyer explains, “Own the Dash is about living a life filled with purpose, leaving a legacy, and giving back more than you take.”
In this inspiring video, Sgt. Meyer encourages us to create a life worth living – to fill our lives with meaning and give 100% to our relationships, jobs, and experiences. Meyer challenges us to take accountability and not only embrace our successes, but also our failures.
Get motivated to make each day count by watching this candid, powerful video that Dakota delivers to ensure you are owning the dash.
Sergeant Dakota L. Meyer is a United States Marine Corps veteran and is the first living Marine since 1973 to receive the military’s highest honor, the Medal of Honor. He is the New York Times best-selling author of the book, Into the Fire: A Firsthand Account of the Most Extraordinary Battle in the Afghan War. Meyer earned his medal for his actions during the Battle of Ganjigal, which was part of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Humble and propelled by a respect for his fallen comrades, Meyer insists that he is not a hero, and that any Marine would do the same thing.
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Medal of Honor Recipient & New York Times Best-Selling Author
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Sergeant Dakota Meyer is a Marine Corps veteran and the recipient of the Medal of Honor, the military’s highest honor. He is the first living marine to have received the medal since 1973 and is also one of the youngest. Through five successive missions, he helped save the lives of 13 American and 23 Afghan troops. President Barack Obama awarded Meyer the medal on September 15, 2011. Meyer was also inducted into the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon. He addresses motivation, courage, leadership, believing in yourself, doing what is right, and what happened that day in Afghanistan.